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Ray's GATO

Postby STARK » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:48 am

Hull Weathering

Well guess you thought I shelved this one, no just busy at work all this week, not mention this is the part I have been doing my experiments with, to find out just what Pig will fly! When we look closely at any Real Life model subject so many elements come onto play , as to how the Stains, Streaks, Chipping, Fading, Wear and Tear are, we can come to a quick conclusion these are caused by Man, or the Elements!

STREAK AND STAINS

My first task after painting the model in her base colors, was to add streaks and stains, the primary cause of this on the real sub added up to being, Paint deterioration, and metal rusting! The forces of Rain and the Suns ultraviolet rays break down the paint. The results are Streaks and Stains on the hull!

To simulate this, Pastels were first used, and then cleared over to lock them in; I went on to add a few washes with Oil Paint thinned. This helped to keep them from disappearing when I cleared. Other colors like rust and earth tones were used to high light the streaks, it is a back and forth battle to get it just right, but the basic technique is the same.

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THE BEARD LINE


Different water bodies that boats sit in tend to leave different Beard lines of color to the ships hull, this was done by taping off the water break line to air brush, and then I dry brush a mixed color to reproduce the browning colored growth of the algae! A slight green added to the line, and then back to my air brush for further high light and fading of light grey down the beard line break.

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THE DECK


The Deck needed to be more than just a flat black; I like to use a mix of black and white to get a faded black, yet almost grey color. This is then accented around the many square deck plating with a lighter color, then back to pure flat back to fill in the panels here and their to give a depth look to them, and fade.

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Some overall views of he Cobia as she set’s tonight, Sunday it is out to the garage for a days work of trying to get it done to move in soon, it is a pain in the ass, but when done I can really get down to business!!

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MORE TO COME

Brian


The Model is now complete and the entire build can be viewed at www.subpirates.com
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Postby raalst » Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:44 am

beautiful weathering technique !

thanks for posting.
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Postby STARK » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:44 pm

Thanks Ronald, That boat was a chore to say the least, and I learned a lot from doing her.

The plan was to do the Cobia as she set’s now, not a full blown war time look, that is next!

You know I have learned so much just this year while doing sub paint jobs, my wife said I should do a C/D or a book. So I had talked to David Merriman about it and he is all for it! Even paid me a Great compliment!!

Another friend of mine, you may know Steve Neill is a Video specialist, and film effects guy, has offered to take on the job of putting together a disk of the techniques I am working on so others may learn from it. So we will see, but I do post all I do now, and mainly you can find it at SP, and I thank you Ron for the compliment.

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Postby dietzer » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:04 am

Great job, Brian!

No kidding, that looks like a museum quality paint job. Please do a CD/DVD of your technique!

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Postby STARK » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:58 am

You know its funny Carl, and I got laugh about it, but when I was at the stage you see in the above photos, I went to lock in the work with Flat Clear and grab Flat Black by mistake!

So I had to spot in the hole Port Bow section all over. The painting is so crucial to the appearance of your model, the bigger a subject will make a difference as to how you weather as well for scale!

So a few more subs of different types and scales before I have some of all the answers! So much must be calculated in to the process, not to mention the time it takes to understand how the look was created on the real subject, so you may transfer it to your model

The Plan is now for a June release, Have so much going on now, and limited work space to boot.

And I thank you Sir your compliment, the finished Boat is nice to stare at, and to tell the truth I had no time to stare at the Cobia before handing it over to my brother Ray.

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